Continuing from my previous post, we are in the middle of proving that satisfies the same equation as , that is,

and that therefore for all , that is, is the sum of all the th primitive roots of unity. 1,033 more words

Continuing from my previous post, we are in the middle of proving that satisfies the same equation as , that is,

and that therefore for all , that is, is the sum of all the th primitive roots of unity. 1,033 more words

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In my last post, I introduced the *Möbius function* , which is defined in terms of the prime factorization of :

- if has any repeated prime factors, that is, if is divisible by a perfect square. 689 more words

Time to pull back the curtain a bit! My recent series of posts on complex roots of unity may seem somewhat random and unmotivated so far, but the fact is that I definitely have a destination in mind—we are slowly and inexorably heading towards some really deep and beautiful mathematics. 345 more words

When you talk about the most important and influential names in comics, you have to include the late Jean Giraud better known by his pen-name Moebius. 509 more words

The Moebius pseudonym, which Jean Giraud came to use for his science fiction and fantasy work, was born in 1963. In a satire magazine called… 411 more words